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Merovingian Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 27, 2017

This is a green glass Merovingian beaker on a solid flat ring foot with fine trailing around the mouth. Also see Migration Period (6th-11th C) Merovingian, Byzantine and Islamic Glass

H: 9.5 cm

Fifth to Sixth Century

54E Merovingian Beaker 5th to 6th Century

Frankish Bell Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 26, 2017

This Frankish or Merovingian bell beaker has a wrythen-molded body in yellow glass with a fine opaque white trailing wrapped around the top and bottom.

H: 15cm

C: 5th-7th Century AD

Glass of the Dark Ages #13, Merseyside County Museum # B4, Sotheby’s London November 20,1987 #31

Frankish Bell Beaker

51E Frankish Bell Beaker

MEROVINGIAN GLASS BOWL

Posted in 3. European Glass, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on December 12, 2016

MEROVINGIAN GLASS BOWL

119E Merovingian Bowl Allaire Collection

119E Allaire Collection

H: 6.5 cm, Diameter 8.5 cm, Date 5th Century

Description: Free blown transparent light green with faint swirls of red (manganese) visible. The hemispherical form has a flat knocked-off rim, flattened base, center slightly depressed, no pontil mark. Bowl is in excellent condition.

References: Roman, Byzantine and Early Medieval Glass: 10 BCE-700 CE, E. Marianne Stern, 2001, Cat. 191 (tooled projections), Memoires de Verre, Catherine Vaudour, 2009, #161

Roman or Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

Posted in 2. Ancient Glass, 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass, Roman Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 4, 2016

Roman or Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker

 This rather large pale yellow-green concaved beaker with a thin glass trail around its center has the elements of both a 1st C. Roman jar and a 5th C. Merovingian bell beaker.  There are parallels on both sides of the question but no exact one like this example. Whatever the century it is a beautiful glass beaker.

 H: 7.5 cm

Rim D: 8.5 cm

First to Sixth Century

Ref: Corning Vol. 1 #166, Corning Vol. 2 #672

85E Roman or Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker 1st to 6th Century

85E Roman or Merovingian Glass Bell Beaker 1st to 6th Century

MEROVINGIAN GLASS CONE BEAKER

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on May 14, 2016

Frankish or Merovingian cone-shaped beaker of pale green glass. The body is decorated with pattern-molded diagonal ribs, and there is a fine trail of the same color glass applied in a horizontal spiral to the upper part of the body below the flaring rim. Flat base; minor repair.

H: 6 3/8 in

Late 5th to first half of 6th C.

Paris Sale # 515-16, Stern # 192, Collection of Nico F. Bijnsdorp (link)

History:  The Franks ( 400-580 AD) were a confederation of Germanic tribes from east of the Rhine, who settled in northeast Gaul (now France and Belgium) by the Roman authorities in order to protect Gaul from ‘barbarian’ invasion.  The Franks fought with the Romans against the Huns in 451.  But after the collapse of the Roman Empire, they began to extend their own rule.  King Clovis (481-511) established the powerful Merovingian dynasty, which governed both the Franks and the native Gallo-Romans.  He and his sons controlled much of present-day France and west Germany.

60e-frankish-cone-beaker

60E Merovingian Glass Cone Beaker

MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on April 24, 2016

MEROVINGIAN TRAILED BEAKER

This is a Frankish (Merovingian) glass beaker with fine trailing. The piece is made from bubbly glass with a slight green tinge and has a bell-shaped body on a small circular pad base. At the top there is a splayed lip and below it there is a neck band of fine trailing. Intact. Ex Martin Wunsch collection, NYC.

There is a similar glass beaker  in our collection 54E Frankish or Merovingian Beaker .

H: 10.3 cm

D: 5-6th Century AD

Ref: Vera I. Evison, Catalogue of Anglo-Saxon Glass in the British Museum, Plate 3 #49 P. 131

116E Merovingian trailed Beaker

116E Merovingian trailed Beaker

Merovingian Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 28, 2016

This is a green glass Merovingian beaker on a solid flat ring foot with fine trailing around the mouth. Also see Migration Period (6th-11th C) Merovingian, Byzantine and Islamic Glass

H: 9.5 cm

Fifth to Sixth Century

54E Merovingian Beaker 5th to 6th Century

Frankish Bell Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 12, 2015

This Frankish or Merovingian bell beaker has a wrythen-molded body in yellow glass with a fine opaque white trailing wrapped around the top and bottom.

H: 15cm

C: 5th-7th Century AD

Glass of the Dark Ages #13, Merseyside County Museum # B4, Sotheby’s London November 20,1987 #31

Frankish Bell Beaker

51E Frankish Bell Beaker

Merovingian Green Bell Beaker

Posted in 3. European Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on September 7, 2015

Merovingian Green Bell Beaker

90E Merovingian green bell beaker

90E Merovingian green bell beaker

H: 13 cm

Late 6th-early 7th c. AD

Ref: Attila to Charlemagne #22.9 P273

ANGLO-SAXON GLASS BOWL

Posted in 3. European Glass, Anglo-Saxon Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Merovingian Glass by Allaire Collection of Glass on July 17, 2015

Anglo-Saxon or Merovingian Glass Bowl

This pale Merovingian green bowl is decorated with a smooth white trail at the rim.  Dating from the Merovingian period, bowls of this type have been discovered in Anglo-Saxon graves.

D: 12 cm

H: 4.5 cm

Late 5th or early 6th C

Ref: Dark ages #20, Corning  vol. 2 #652

Glass bowl from the Merovingian period

80E Glass bowl from the Merovingian period

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